Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
people have been killed nearly 8 million customers in 15 states are without power. new york city's subway system swamped. countless homes have been destroyed by fire, wind, floods. one government prediction says the wind damage alone could top $7 billion. president obamaed heads to new jersey tomorrow to survey the damage there. sandy dealt the garden state a punishing blow. end tired neighborhoods are under water and beach boardwalks are in ruins. duarte geraldino shows us what's left. >> reporter: access to atlantic city is limited tonight because safety officials say the roads are still not safe. many of the areas are littered with debris. behind me, you can see what's left of a nice chunk of the famed atlantic city boardwalk. it was ripped apart by super storm sandy. tomorrow, the president is expected to join the new jersey governor and tour parts of the state most heavily damaged by the storm. in atlantic city, duarte geraldino, cbs 5. >>> the super storm also left parts of maryland under water but the real problem is another kind of flood. raw sewage is spewing into baltimore area
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at hey rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not going to just shape the country for four years but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making products for america and they and their family and all the people who work at marvin, they did build this! >> reporter: recent polls have the president up by just two points in virginia. nationally the race is a tie.
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. the real family came out on bicycles to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: farther up the shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the roller coaster is crumbled in the ocean the ferris wheel suspended over open water. storm lifted homes off foundations and crumpled up bottles. fire continued to burn on a stream of natural gas leaks. in hoboken residents are waiting for rescues trapped in homes. the water has no place to go. >> it will take time before it eventually works out